Sunday, December 18, 2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth

From Goodreads: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.

This one was very good. I would probably say great except that I read the Hunger Games first. I just loved that series and thus can't help but think of this one as a bridesmaid but still very good. Roth created an interesting and detailed world in dystopian Chicago and the factions were well defined and easy to sort out as I read. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Insurgent, when it comes out next year.

The cover...

This works for these challenges..

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

My husband loved The Hunger Games, but it's been a while since he read it. I wonder if he'd like this one.